SCOTTSDALE, AZ (STL.News) GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced that Nima Kelly, Chief Legal Officer, and Ray Winborne, Chief Financial Officer, plan to retire in 2021. Both Kelly and Winborne will remain in their positions until successors have been named and aid in the transitions.
“Nima and Ray have both had immeasurable impact on GoDaddy, and their contributions will be long-felt,” said Aman Bhutani, GoDaddy CEO. “They have built world-class legal and financial teams, which will serve GoDaddy well as we onboard new leaders and continue to grow the company. We wish both of them all the best in their retirements and thank them for their extraordinary leadership.”
Kelly joined GoDaddy in 2002, becoming GoDaddy’s General Counsel in 2012. Under her leadership, Kelly built a high-performing legal team that took the company public, structured ongoing M&A transactions, including the $1.85 billion acquisition of HEG, and established corporate governance and public company processes. Winborne took the role of GoDaddy CFO in 2016 and helped steer GoDaddy’s tremendous growth over the last five years, during which the company’s revenue nearly doubled. During his tenure, GoDaddy created significant shareholder value, deploying nearly $5 billion in capital, including M&A, share repurchases, and the settlement of the company’s TRA.
GoDaddy has begun to search for both replacements, evaluating both internal and external talent.